The city-state’s collaboration with a U.S. startup is ahead of initiatives by Uber and other companies.
Competition in the driverless car industry has intensified this year, with tech giants such as Google and Apple joining many major auto companies in rolling out self-driving car programs. Earlier in August, ride-sharing disruptor Uber also announced plans in the works.
But this week, a U.S. software developer became the first to begin offering the driverless cars to the public, beginning the experiments on the streets of Singapore. Cambridge, Massachusetts, startup autonomy announced that testing began on Thursday in a quiet business hi-tech district in the Southeast Asian city-state. A full launch is targeted for 2018, said Karl Iagnemma, chief executive, and co-founder of autonomy.
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